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Topic: ImageMap Functionality...A direct way?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 128875
From: vberardi
Date: 3/5/2005 04:23 PM

I have many art JPEGs and GIFs that I would like to setup so that when students mouse over certain areas, my comments appear alerting them to key considerations.

Ideally, I would like to

1. Take a GIF and insert it into a Word file.
2. Give it Imagemap functionality so Screentips appear as a mouse-over occurs. I really don't even want a hyperlink, just the Screentip for the image area.
3. Convert the Word file to a PDF and retain functionality.

I can do this in HTML webpages, no worries. However, I am writing a book in MS Word that I will convert to PDF and the process is quite messy. I could have hundreds of images each with several areas where screentips are desirable.

I have tried simply converting the GIF to an HTML imagemap and inserting the HTML in the Word file, which is then be converted to PDF. But Screentips do not work in Word or the PDF.

In Word, I can insert a GIF then use transparent, superimposed rectangles with hyperlinks and Screentips to achieve similar functionality to an HTML imagemap. It works OK in Word (even if the screentip includes a "CTRL + click to follow link... statement). But when converted to PDF, no screentips appear.

Help is greatly appreciated...hundreds of images...hundreds of images...hundreds of images...I will certainly go crazy if I had to do something as inelegant as the above...which unfortunately is not as bad as the thought of not being able to accomplish it.

Thank you for reading this far,


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